Hillary Clinton joins addiction conversation at Boston campaign stop

Hillary Clinton joins addiction conversation at Boston campaign stop

[mediagrid cat=”22446″] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Boston Thursday along the campaign trail to join a conversation with state leaders about substance abuse. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Myechia Minter-Jordan of The Dimock Center and Joanne Peterson of Learn to Cope joined Clinton in her address at the Boston Teacher’s Union Local 66 Hall […]

by Julia Metjian· · 0 comments · City, News
School of Medicine holds rally, vigil in support of Medicare

School of Medicine holds rally, vigil in support of Medicare

Joining 30 other universities around the nation, the Boston University School of Medicine hosted a Medicare-for-All National Day of Action rally Thursday to advocate for single-payer health care reform. BU was the only university in Massachusetts to participate. Organizers and attendees of the rally used the hashtag #TenOne, representing Oct. 1, on social media to spread the word about the […]

by Amanda Kaufman· · 2 comments · Campus, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that he plans to sign an executive order for city planners plan to use the "Complete Streets" design, which emphasizes the safety of bikers and pedestrians, at the Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MADELINE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Complete Streets to guide city planning efforts

Focusing on revamping city planning, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced an environment and safety-focused design plan on Sept. 24 called Complete Streets that will soon take effect through an executive order. The program, established by former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in 2009, was created in an effort to make the city more environmentally conscious with new technologies. Addressing the Greater Boston Chamber of […]

by Carolyn Hoffman· · 1 comment · City, News
Campus Crime Logs: Sept. 24-27

Campus Crime Logs: Sept. 24-27

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Sept. 24 to 27. Mail stolen from 140 Bay State Rd. A female student reported Sept. 24 that she had received an empty envelope in her mailbox at 140 Bay State Rd., The Towers. She said she believes the contents of the envelope were stolen prior to her […]

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In an attempt to advance the next round of ballot question certification, marijuana advocacy groups such as Bay State Repeal and the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol kicked off signature drives on Sept. 22. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Policy groups gather signatures to legalize marijuana use

In an effort to legalize marijuana use for Massachusetts residents over the age of 21, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and Bay State Repeal, organizations, which both started signature drives Sept. 22, have been gathering thousands of supporters for their petitions to be placed on the November 2016 ballot. Both groups will need to gather nearly 65,000 signatures from registered voters […]

by Maisie Guzi· · 0 comments · City, News
The Boston University Police Department has found that the number of alcohol transports has decreased compared to last year's statistics. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Alcohol medical transports down since last year, BUPD says

A month into the semester, data regarding crimes on Boston University’s Charles River Campus suggested several types of crime have dropped in frequency compared to fall 2014. BU Police Department statistics showed a slight decrease in thefts, liquor law violations and medical transports due to alcohol intoxication, said BUPD Officer Peter Shin. Shin, who deals with crime analysis and statistics, […]

by Sekar Krisnauli· · 0 comments · Campus, News
City Crime Logs: Sep. 23 – Sep. 30

City Crime Logs: Sep. 23 – Sep. 30

  The following crime reports were taken from the Allston-Brighton D-14 crime logs from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30.   Victim robbed at gunpoint by multiple suspects At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sep. 24, police were called to the area of Fidelis Way and Washington Street for an armed robbery. The victim said when walking toward Fidelis Way, a black […]

by Mina Corpuz· · 0 comments · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks Wednesday in the Massachusetts Statehouse during the Safe Home Coalition launch in Boston to address prescription drug misuse. PHOTO BY ELAINE ANDERSON/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Safe Homes Coalition launches to combat medication misue, opioid addiction

  Aiming to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription medications in the Greater Boston area, anti-drug organization Safe Homes Coalition launched a program Wednesday to help combat the opioid addiction epidemic in Massachusetts. The Safe Homes Coalition’s Keep Kids Safe Program, in partnership with the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and the non-profit organization Learn to Cope, will distribute […]

by Alejandra Jimenez· · 0 comments · City, News
Fordham University, Marquette University and Brown University have rescinded Bill Cosby's honorary degree this week, but Boston University has yet to follow suit. PHOTO BY RODRIGO BONILLA/DFP FILE PHOTO

Students see need for Cosby honorary degree rescindment

After three colleges rescinded Bill Cosby’s honorary degrees from their schools this week, many students disagree with Boston University’s reluctance to rescind the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree it awarded Cosby in May 2014. Fordham University, Marquette University and Brown University all rescinded Cosby’s honorary degrees this week due to the many sexual assault allegations against him as well […]

by J.D. Capelouto· · 2 comments · Campus, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, child protection workers and the Department of Children and Families workers announced Monday that reforms will come following cases such as the one involving Bella Bond. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Reforms announced for Department of Children and Families

In response to several recent high-profile incidents involving children, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday announced reforms for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families that will include stronger supervision policies. Baker’s administration will be working with Massachusetts State Legislature Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg to execute the reforms. “Systemic policy reforms are necessary to support the efforts of our […]

by Julia Metjian· · 0 comments · City, News